DIY Home Gym Workout Room For Climbing, Crossfit & Gymnastics

so this is a tour of our workout room it's totally do it yourself kind of hybrid a lot of climbing stuff but also a little bit of CrossFit stuff we got tired of going to the gym that wasn't really paying the gym memberships and we didn't like so much but just that whole idea of like needing to go somewhere to exercise so one of the first things I built was the simple set of climbing rocks I'm function sort of like a hanging board but with multiple holds and these are just rocks that I actually bought on eBay I got a box of these and I've set them up here and as you can see this is just a piece of plywood then there's a little bit of space back behind here so you can actually get to the little bracket that these bolts need to screw and then after building the rock a hang board I went ahead and built this big old pegboard I build this guy with a single sheet of plywood rip the long way and then double over on itself so it's it's double thickness plywood and then there's a backer piece of really thin plywood on the back and I just drill those holes out by hand and made these pegs with an oak dowel rod and then just kind of sanded them down on the ends to make them fit in the holes whew on the pegboard it made sense to actually hang a hang board and I picked this up on Amazon you know there are a bunch of different hang boards and basically what it is is just a climbing tool and you know they're big grips up here and then smaller finger grips here and you can actually hang via friction from the time and then this is the climbing wall you can see that it's a little bit narrow I just had to sort of figure out a way to fit this in the room and I had this little beam up here so I went with the slope of that beam these are more of those holes that showed you on the rock wall kind of big ol hole and then I have some little holes that I bought also on eBay these guys will really test you just very very small holds and then up at the top of the climbing wall after a year or two I actually added a bar this is just a safety like shower bar it actually does two things one is that you can kind of reach it get up here at the top and do a few pull-ups off the top or you can top rope off it and then over here we've got a punching bag and on the other side we've got the rope light it's really nothing more than some rope with knots in it and then a bunch of dowel rods that have a hole drilled on either end and what it allows you to do is a more sort of dynamic upper-body work so you know as you're moving up it the rope ladder is moving and swinging and you know never kind of fixed like a fixed bar and I love that you can also take off a lot of weight with your feet so you can get your feet on there and take up some weight to climate and the rope ladder as you can see kind of goes up into the loft and then anchors up on the ceiling so you end up pretty high so then I saw online a bunch of people with what I call the atomic holds and so I made a couple of these guys these are just baseballs as you can see with an eye bolt that goes through them drill a hole in the baseball put the eye bolt through it and connect it to some kind of webbing and we have beam here in the middle of the loft and I've got a set of these that are baseball sized and a set that are softball size they sort of require you when you're doing your pull-ups instead of holding like this to actually reach over the top so they do some good for arm stuff all right now I'm currently hanging here red Marek right in the middle of the room is this do-it-yourself dream machine and this is kind of cool normally I just have a regular set of gymnastics rings hanging right here but just dream machine what you do is you harness yourself in and the ropes actually go up to a couple of pulleys and it allows you to sort of go through the motions of some muscle ups and other gymnastic work like the Iron Cross and the one-armed Iron Cross the dream machine is cool it's right here in the middle I'll probably end up putting back my regular gymnastics rings just because they're great and I love them and then similar to the rope ladder this dream machine just hangs all the way up there from the top beams you know I resisted the idea of buying special hooks or bolts or anything like that so those are just a couple of pieces of wood that's actually an old shovel handle a couple pieces of a shovel handle screwed into those two-by-fours up top and that's the connection for the dream machine and the gymnastic rings that hang right down here and then right next to those gymnastics rings you can see I've got a rope hanging and once again I didn't go to any big expense to hang it I just got a piece of pipe and bolted it to the ceiling with some big old deck screws the climbing rope has just been awesome in addition to climbing it there's just so much other work you can do so I'm not the only one who sometimes does like partial hangs switching from hand to hand and things like that and it should go without saying that the climbing rope is really fun to swing on so it was actually the first thing I ever put in this Loft was a chin-up bar and then I sort of didn't like the width of it so I replaced it with this one and this is just black pipe that I bought at a Home Depot and you can see I just got a couple elbows and bolted it again with big old X screws into the wall here I put a piece of plywood down first so that when you can erect the drywall too badly I'm sure the drywall is a little messed up we do have a traditional chin up bar here in the doorway not only can you just do straight up chin-ups on it but since the wall is over there you can actually go and put your feet on that wall and I'm do upright rows we also have a little collection of weights and some do-it-yourself weights these are both basketballs filled with sand we just cut a hole in those fill them with sand and duct tape them up and those are awesome for throwing up against the pegboard there's an ab roller there that somebody sent me that I do tend to use and it's pretty awesome and a few kettlebells so the room was really coming together and I still didn't have a way to do dips I was doing them on two chairs and I just didn't like that so I put together this setup that I'll show you kind of hidden back in this bookcase I got a couple pieces of pipe again Home Depot this is fencepost pipe and it was cheap one big old piece of it didn't cost me too much cut these off and I just put a few brackets back inside my shelf here this this ended up being one of the best things in the whole workout room it not only works as a dip set up but you can also do some your ab work and my wife likes to just use a single bar and she'll do some roll in on this and come down and I just take them out and I'm not using them so that nobody runs into them and then a couple other things we've got that are more climbing related this is a big old crash pad that I tend to put underneath the climbing wall especially if one of the kids is up there climbing on that guy just don't hurt themselves and then I usually keep a pair of climbing shoes at the handy I always climb the rope with these guys and obviously the climbing wall when I'm using my feet and I've got a bunch of grip strength tools here I did not buy these people send me these to review so I'm not some kind of grip strength hoarder so that is the full tour of the workout room whatever space you have you got to do your own thing and we obviously just did everything here to make it fit with this space and the high ceiling and all the stuff that we have and the kind of exercise we want to do so you know a lot of people they're building big squat racks and power lifting racks like do it up if you liked the video give it a thumbs up down there subscribe to the channel and obviously make comments down below in the comment section and I will respond to them right away thanks for watching


  1. That’s awesome

  2. This is fantastic!

  3. Your climbing gym is awesome!!! Very inspiring… time for me to get to work! Thank you.

  4. Awesome.

  5. This room is surprisingly complex

  6. Great idea for dips! Work bench is getting an upgrade!

  7. Awesome!

  8. The dream machine is cool

  9. Thank you for posting all these helpful ideas!

  10. Leg day?

  11. Awesome Spencer!

  12. Great ideas! Thank you.

  13. Ain't no way he doesn't use that 'dream machine' as a sex swing

  14. I love those Gym setup

  15. Only pull ups

  16. What a gym man you are great

  17. I am Japanese. It's a wonderful DIY! I want to apprentice!

  18. I really like the idea of parallel bars but why not ring dips?

  19. Thanks for posting. Love the space.

  20. oh and rings..

  21. thanks for the tips.. i have a welding shop with a small man cave in the back and on the wall i just put up some grip training stuff.. basically round stock with a flat piece on the hemisphere to make it only grabbable by the finger tips and some hanging chain and really just anything i thought would be hard to hold onto.. working good but i really like the ball on a rope idea and the rope to climb.. thanks man

  22. Thanks for all the great ideas . will try some of them

  23. Your pulling strength seems to be outstanding and yet no significant amount of muscle to show for it. Why is it so? BTW, I am jealous of your home gym. Great work.

  24. Simply amazing! great job nice house/gym!

  25. big old

  26. This has to be the best loft I've ever seen…I cant wait to emulate it.

  27. Toprope off it?… its 10 feet tall haha

  28. This set up would be good for ninjas warrior training

  29. Video about adding a corner pull-up bar to the room is here: … Video about getting my first muscle up in this home gym, at age 47, is here:

  30. I see why you call the dream machine by that name…. (sex swing) hahaha

  31. Amazing! Thanks from Brazil!

  32. Nice!

  33. great jobb:)

  34. I like the setup thanks for the ideas gonna make some grip balls today

  35. Im not into climbing at all but that is really awesome!

  36. I with some other guys built something like this back in the 70's in a normal sized barn that was part of my ranch, those things you bought to grab hold of for your hands we made those out of oak, I told everyone how to build and we built as no one really knew but me, I put a 500Ibs squat rack in as we never really worked our legs real hard, you do have a really nice set up there and we used the same type of equipment you have except we had the height of a barn to climb to and would have races straight up. I do wish i still had the ranch but life happens, now I mainly climb trees with ropes but I have a very messed up back from a few bad car accidents, on disability, my back feels better some times from the climbs I do but I have to be far more careful. I do love your stuff.

  37. That’s American ninja warrior to

  38. This is amazing!!! Thanks for the tips 🙂

  39. my English is very bad, but why disfigure yourself with tattoos?!

  40. Homie thats a sick ass set up

  41. What kind of rope did u use for the rope ladder ?

  42. that is the creativity and fun 🙂 perfect…

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